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CenturyLink open sources Docker dev tool Panamax

CenturyLink took the wraps off its open source docker dev platform, Panamax

Cloud service provider CenturyLink announced it is open sourcing a Docker management platform it calls Panamax. The platform is designed to ease the development and deployment of any application sitting within a Docker environment.

VMware vets launch Platform9 to mash up best of AWS, Docker and OpenStack

Platform9 aims to give IT admins management and automation capabilities for virtualised and containerised environments in one place

Platform9, a cloud management platform founded by former VMware engineers, emerged from stealth mode Tuesday and announced it has secured $4.5m in funding from Redpoint Ventures. The company said it aims to AWS-style public cloud capabilities in-house to VMware, OpenStack, KVM and Docker with its cloud management and automation platform.

Microsoft partners with, OpenNebula on app, VM portability

Microsoft has stepped up its open source strategy significantly this year

Microsoft has announced partnerships with and OpenNebula, two open source cloud projects that the firm said will help improve application portability across heterogeneous cloud environments. The move is another sign Microsoft is buckling down on its cloud activities, even if it means striking “unexpected partnerships.”

Google attracts Microsoft, Red Hat, IBM, Docker to containerisation effort

Google has attracted some serious cloud players to its open source containerisation effort

A month after Google revealed its open source Linux container manager project Kubernetes, the company announced that it has attracted some serious cloud heavyweights to help develop the project further.

IBM links up with Docker, takes it to SoftLayer

IBM has linked up with Docker to integrate their technologies

IBM said Wednesday that the company is working with Docker, makers of an open source application containerisation technology, to further integrate both technology platforms. It also said it would host DockerHub, which provides a range of services for distributed applications deployed with Docker, on the SoftLayer platform. This marks IBM’s latest embrace of a high-momentum open source cloud project.

Docker raises $15M for cloud agnostic app container

Docker raised $15m in series B financing to take its open source application container commercial

Open source startup Docker, previously known as dotCloud, announced Wednesday that it has successfully raised $15m in a new round of funding led by Greylock Partners, bringing the company’s total take to $27m since its founding in 2010. Docker chief executive officer Ben Golub said the funds would be used to increase its investment in the open source community and bolster its platform as a service offering.